Canada shootings: 16 killed, including a cop

Canada shootings: 16 killed, including a cop

The worst shooting rampage ever in Canadian history took place on Saturday in Nova Scotia, leaving sixteen people, including a police officer, dead. The suspect has been identified as the 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman. It was a 12-hour long rampage.

Initially, the news came in that the officials have taken Wortman into custody on Sunday after searching for him throughout the Canadian province. Sooner, Wortman was arrested at a gas station in Enfield, Nova Scotia. The cops confirm that Wortman is dead now and there has been at least one exchange of gunfire between the suspect and the police.

RCMP Chief Superintendent Chris Leather described the situation as 'chaotic scene' as officers found several casualties in and outside a home. RCMP Constable Heidi Stevenson, a female police officer, was also killed in the overnight shootings who served the country for 23 years and another officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

The cops searched for the suspect early in the morning. Wortman was believed to be wearing a disguised look that is a police uniform and drove a vehicle that made to appear like a police cruiser. However,  he was not employed by the RCMP, according to police.

"My heart goes out to everyone affected in what is a terrible situation. I want to thank the police for their hard work, and people for cooperating with authorities," Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said outside his Ontario home on Sunday.